The team got some work between the hedges before a lightning delay forced everyone into the locker rooms for 40 minutes less than an hour into practice.
After reemerging onto the field, the team got to work on all three phases of the game – offense, defense and special teams.
“The good thing is we got to practice in the rain, which I think is always important,” said head coach Kirby Smart. “After the delay, the special teams went a bit down hill, kind of got sloppy, but I thought the kids had good energy and the offense played with good toughness.”
The scrimmage took place exactly two weeks before the season opener in Atlanta against North Carolina, and the team got to work a wide array of scenarios including red zone, two-minute drill, and standard offense against defense drives.
“Today, the goal was to get timing in the passing game and to throw the ball,” said Smart. “It was tougher to do that in the conditions that we were confronted with, but I thought the offense made the most out of that situation.”
Specific players who drew praise from Smart were Brian Herrien, an incoming freshman tailback, and senior receiver Reggie Davis.
The Bulldogs will get both Sunday and Monday off before hitting the practice fields once again on Tuesday for the final week of fall camp.